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George Russell

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Fairfax County, Province of Virginia
Death: May 10, 1797 (77)
Grainger County, Tennessee, United States (Rumoured to have been killed by Indians. It was said that when Capt. Russell did not return from a hunting trip, searchers went to look for him and when they found his body, it was guarded by his faithful dog which was in a starving condition. Some sources list his death in 1797.)
Place of Burial: Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt Col William James Russell, Sr. and Martha Henley
Husband of Elizabeth Russell
Father of Pvt. James Russell; George Russell; Maj. William Russell; Rebecca Russell; Sarah Elizabeth Lane and 8 others
Brother of John Russell; Jemima Douglas-Sevier; Absolum Russell; Lydia Russell; Pleasant Russell and 7 others

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About Capt. George Russell

Lydia's brother George Russell, husband of Elizabeth Bean, was killed by Indians while on a hunting trip in Grainger County, Tennessee, in 1796. Her daughter, Jane Bean, was killed in 1798 by Indians while working her loom outside the walls of Bean's Station.


ELIZABETH5 BEAN (WILLIAM4, JOHN (MACBEAN)3, WILLIAM 22, WILLIAM 11)11 was born 1723, and died January 1800 in German Creek, Granger Co., TN11. She married GEORGE RUSSELL. He was born 1720, and died May 10, 1797 in Grainger Co., TN

George Russell was a veteran of many engagements, including Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, Kings Mountain in 1780 and Lookout Mountain in 1782.

Some accts say he was killed while hunting with Daniel Boone. ("A Horner Legacy" by Fredalene Cooper Horner).

Married to Elizabeth Bean, daughter of William Bean, early TN pioneer, and Margaret Hatton.

His grandson, (son of Major William Russell) also named George Russell, was a friend of Davey Crockett and portrayed by Buddy Ebsen in the Disney shows of the 1950s.

My fourth great grandfather, thru his daughter Elizabeth who married John Horner.

Bent Creek Cemetery is the traditionally recorded burial place for George Russell. He was a charter member of this church. If someone can confirm his burial with an official record or photograph, many Russell researchers and descendants would be very appreciative.

His parents are unknown. They may have been William Russell and Martha Henley listed below. This family is challenging due to the heavy use of William and George.

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Capt. George Russell's Timeline

Fairfax County, Province of Virginia
Age 27
Cumberland County, Province of North Carolina
Age 28
Age 30
Rutherford County, Province of North Carolina
Age 32
Montgomery, Virginia, USA
November 9, 1760
Age 40
Pittsylvania County, Province of Virginia
Age 42
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
Age 44
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
Age 44